outer ear

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outer ear

exter′nal ear′


n.
the outer portion of the ear, consisting of the auricle and the external auditory meatus.

out·er ear

(ou′tər)
The part of the ear in many mammals that is made chiefly of cartilage and includes the passage leading to the eardrum. The outer ear gathers and focuses incoming sound waves and transmits them to the inner ear. See more at ear1.

outer ear

The ear’s auricle (pinna) and external auditory canal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outer ear - the part of the ear visible externallyouter ear - the part of the ear visible externally
acoustic meatus, auditory canal, auditory meatus, ear canal, external auditory canal - either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
external organ - an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the body
auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
Translations
vnější uchozevní ucho
外耳
ytteröra
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Patients may require surgical correction of the external ear, external auditory canal, choanae, or palate.
Examination revealed a normal-appearing right external ear, external auditory canal, and tympanic membrane.